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Vermont History through Song
June 26, 2016
St. George Historic and Conservation Trust
Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society’s collection of sheet music. Dressed in period costume and using the music Vermonters published and sang in their communities, Ms. Radtke guides listeners through our state’s history, from the earliest published song, “Green Mountain Farmer” (1798), through 1850 temperance ballads and Civil War era songs, to songs about Vermonters Calvin Coolidge, Thomas Dewey, and Jim Fisk.
For more information
- Lyrics to “These Green Mountains,” the Vermont State Song by Diane Martin and Rita Buglass Gluck, vermonthistory.org. Listen to a recording of this song.
- Learn about Linda Radtke’s CD, Vermont History through Popular Song, available for purchase from VHC.
“Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge,” 1924 campaign song: